“DON’T ASK HOW TO PAY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. ASK WHO”… Shouldn’t we ask why first?

Guest smack-down by David Middleton HENRY FARRELLSCIENCE08.02.1909:00 AMDON’T ASK HOW TO PAY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. ASK WHO LAST WEEK, CNN announced plans to host a climate crisis town hall with the Democratic presidential candidates on September 4. MSNBC scheduled a multiday climate change forum with the presidential hopefuls later that month. In both venues, some version of the perpetual question…

Fossil Fuel Divestment: “A really futile and stupid gesture” according to Yale-educated climate activists.

Guest skewering by David Middleton Yale’s Endowment Won’t Divest from Fossil Fuels. Here’s Why That’s Wrong. JENNIFER STOCK & GEREMY SCHULICK MARCH 8, 2019 Two climate activists and Yale alumni confront the arguments of Yale’s chief investment officer, arguing that he must summon the moral clarity to end support for fossil fuel companies. At my…

HuffPost: The Dumbest #ExxonKnew Article… EVAH!

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton Hat tip to Clyde Spencer Exxon’s Climate Denial Set To Face First Public Scrutiny As Legal Woes Mount Alexander C. Kaufman HuffPost•March 19, 2019 It’s been nearly four years since leaked documents revealed Exxon Mobil Corp.understood that fossil fuel emissions caused the planet to warm before it began funding a Big Tobacco-style misinformation…

CNN: “How climate change is fueling extremism”

How climate change is fueling extremismBy Isabelle Gerretsen, CNN Updated 6:26 AM ET, Wed March 6, 2019 (CNN) Climate change is already triggering devastating weather events across the planet… [Blah, blah, blah] […] CNN Does anyone else always hear Darth Vader’s voice in their head whenever they read the letters CNN? Predictably the scientifically illiterate…

“The Nobel Prize for Climate Catastrophe”… Seriously?

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton Just when I think I’ve read the dumbest thing I’ve ever read about climate change… The Nobel Prize for Climate Catastrophe The economist William Nordhaus will receive his profession’s highest honor for research on global warming that’s been hugely influential—and entirely misguided. BY JASON HICKEL DECEMBER 6, 2018 Many people…

Environmental Groups Claim Coal Killed 7,600 People in Europe in 2016… Can’t Name Any of the Victims.

Guest commentary by David Middleton Groups target Europe’s coal companies over harmful emissions   By FRANK JORDANS | November 20, 2018 BERLIN (AP) — Environmental groups claimed Tuesday that 10 utility companies are responsible for the majority of premature deaths caused by emissions from coal-fired power plants in Europe. In a report on the health…